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Researchers Uncover Ancient Shrine That May Hold Buddha's Skull Bone

Live Science | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion

By: Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor Published: 07/01/2016 09:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone fro...

Varanasi -- A Spiritual Experience In The City Of Light

Vyjay Rao | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Age has taken its toll on my father, and he is a shadow of his former self, especially after the demise of my mom. I have been thinking of ways and me...

Turkeys and Ancient Fluting in Assisi

Rick Steves | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Especially in a stony and historic town like Assisi (and especially in a light rain), I enjoy taking a solitary after-dinner stroll before heading bac...

Tiny Robot Monk Disseminates Wisdom At Chinese Buddhist Temple

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion

A Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing has decided to ditch traditional ways and use technology to attract followers. Longquan temple says it h...

A Rare Glimpse Inside A Zoroastrian Temple In New York

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion

Members of one of the world's oldest religions have built a new spiritual home in suburban New York. The Arbab Rustam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr Zoroastrian Tem...

Japan's Hidden Gems: Kyushu, Hot Springs, Tea Ceremony and Sumo Wrestling

David Code | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
David Code

One of the fondest memories of my three years living in Japan was a hot springs pool in the mountains. My Tokyo girlfriend took me to a quaint old ...

What Does the Temple Mount Symbolize to Progressive Religion?

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

My teacher Emil Fackenheim once challenged me with an idea full of tension. Speaking of Jerusalem as a metaphor in our prayers is all fine and good, until you now have political power over the real Jerusalem.

Sea Goddess Temple To Rise Above 2015 Burning Man Playa

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.10.2015 | Religion

Mazu is a Buddhist and Taoist goddess of the sea, protector of travelers and one of Taiwan's most popular deities. This year, a temple in her honor wi...

Sunrise at Angkor Wat You Must See

Sothy Eng | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel
Sothy Eng

Some of us have a hard time to get up in time for breakfast, let alone at 4 a.m. to get ready to go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat. Yet, the tortuous alarm clock should remind us of how fortunate we are to experience sunrise over Angkor Wat.

Intricate Wooden Temple In Northern Ireland Burns To The Ground

The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

DUBLIN (AP) — They came. They saw. They burned it down. Over the past week, more than 60,000 people have taken turns writing messages — often t...

How To Ask Buddha For Your Fortune In Taiwan

Fathom | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Fathom

You don't necessarily have to be Buddhist to do this. I like to view it as a free public advice forum.

The Quiet Spiritual Beauty Of Japan's Kiyomizu-dera Temple

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion

The Kiyomizu-dera, or Kiyomizu Temple, is one of Japan’s greatest treasures. The 14,000- square-foot temple, situated dramatically on a cliff overlo...

Reflections of a Temple Grad

Peak Johnson | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
Peak Johnson

So many thoughts started to form in my mind as my row started to join the long line of graduates. It amazed me at the time, and it still does on occasion, that a kid from North Philadelphia who originally had no plans on attending an institution of higher learning was now graduating from college again.

Zen Temple In Japan Becomes First To Perform Same Sex Marriage Ceremonies

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

A Buddhist temple in Japan is offering LGBT couples a place to have symbolic wedding ceremonies -- even though gay marriage is still illegal in the co...

Bali Time

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Matjaz Tancic

It has been some time since my last visit to a tropical destination. Gloomy October days are perfect for for a quick escape closer to the equator. A c...

13 Of The Most Unusual Places For The Angel Moroni Around The World

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The Angel Moroni cuts a striking figure in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From his perch atop the steeples of LDS ...

The Israel Sermon Rabbis Should Dare to Deliver ...

Gil Troy | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Gil Troy

Treating Israel as radioactive is a form of delegitimization. Our enemies -- and we do have enemies -- win every time we avoid discussing an entire country, in all its complexity, because it has become "too hot to handle."

Hineni -- Here I Am

Alisa Schindler | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Alisa Schindler

I look around at the congregation and see so many friends and familiar faces. My prayer book with my grandmother's inscription rests on my lap. I feel warm and connected. Hineni, I think, here I am.

Redemption in the Present Tense

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...

Visiting Bali, Indonesia: Earth's Paradise

The Surf Channel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
The Surf Channel

Kneading my toes through the island's chalky-white sand beaches, while staring hypnotized at a sunset burning out over the sapphire and emerald waters.

The Divine Presence in Time and Space (Shlach, Numbers 13:1-15:41)

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Their idea of God is a divinity limited in time and space. God gets fed up at the peoples' continued lack of faith and tells Moses that it is time to destroy them and start again with Moses as a second Abraham.

Jesus the Strategist: Part II

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

By the time Jesus got to the outskirts of Jerusalem, the Jewish leaders -- the priests, the Pharisees, the Sanhedrin -- were concerned about the large number of people who apparently had joined up with him. Was Jesus about to launch a campaign to anoint himself as the expected Messiah?

The Potential Challenges of Temple Visits as Teaching Tools

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Schools that are able to nuance the separation of church and state do have a tremendous opportunity to use temple visits to supplement what students are learning about Hinduism.

'Thou Shalt Donate to Overhead Costs': the Biblical Commandment of Keeping the Lights On (Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10)

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

This summer the usually sleepy world of nonprofit organization talk was rocked by a campaign to 'Debunk the Overhead Myth.' A coalition of experts claimed that, counter to popular belief, 'overhead is a poor measure of a charity's performance.'

How I Overcame My Fears And Traveled To India

Rachael Stark | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

I had put off my trip to India twice. The first time, I blamed it on my job at NYU. The second time, I blamed it on a dying relative who did not exist. On both occasions I lied. When my boss asked me to go, I was out of excuses. As a freelancer for an online Hindu magazine who had written dozens of profiles of prestigious yogis, Swamis, and the nuances of Indian culture, it was my professional duty. Still, I was terrified.